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Posts tagged as “Water”

What Are Cysts and How They Can Be Removed From the Water You Drink

Cysts are the one celled, egg-like forms of some protozoans. Some are found in water and while a number are harmless, others such as Giardia and Cryptosporidium cysts can lead to disease. It's difficult to kill these cysts because they're protected by a tough outer membrane that resists even chlorine bleach. People ingest cysts by…

Filtering Trichloroethylene (TCE) From Water

What is TCE? Trichloroethylene (TCE) is classified as a halogenated aliphatic organic compound. TCE is a colorless, nonflammable liquid. Because of its unique cleaning properties and solvent action TCE has been widely used as in manufacturing, industrial cleaning solvents, paint removers and as a "universal" degreaser for over 50 years. TCE also is used for…